Episode 85 – Millennials Set Trends

On this episode, our correspondent Emily Rendell-Watson explores some of the trends that Millennials are setting. We meet Kim Wynn, a plant stylist at Botaniful and Linda Hoang, blogger and social media specialist to find out how they’ve embraced certain Millennial trends.

This is the fourth and final episode of our 2020 Vital Signs series. Our previous topics focused on Millennials and Technology,  Millennial Activism and Engagement, and  Millennials and Money.

Links:
Read the Vital Topic: Millennial Trends
Get your nerd on with the Vital Topic’s Resources.
See our past Vital Signs reports.
Follow Kim Wynn on Instagram, and see the Botaniful store.
Connect with Linda Hoang and check out her blog.
Follow journalist Emily Rendell-Watson on Twitter.

ECF Happenings:
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Check out the latest on our blog.
Find out more about how Endowment Funds work!

ECF Grants:
Young Edmonton Grants – Due February 15th 
Look ahead to next year’s Student Awards.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Photo credit to Tracey Jazmin.

The music featured in the Millenial Trends story is Minty Soak by Andy G. Cohen from the Free Music Archive (Disclaimer for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)

Episode 84: Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 4

In part 4 of Trailheads, Julian Faid explores the history, present and future of Public Transit in Edmonton.

In the first half of the episode we’ll hear from Dr. Emily Grise, an assistant professor at University of Alberta and the School of Urban and Regional Planning. Dr. Grise will shine some light on public transit through the lens of the economy, and how good public transit is key to building a “world Class” city.

In the second half of the episode, Julian is joined by Danika McConnell and Carter Gorzitza from Free Transit Edmonton. Danika and Carter will shift the conversation about public transit from the economy to human rights. We’ll look at the issue of fare evasion, fines and why public transit is at the heart of solving many societal issues faced by people in Edmonton.

We hope you enjoy.

Links:
Meet guest producer, Julian Faid.
See more of  Dr. Emily Grise’s research.
Connect with Danika McConnell and Carter Gorzitza.
Find out more about Free Transit Edmonton.
Check out Edmonton’s Transit Stats.
Read the 2019 ETS Revenue Management Audit.

ECF Happenings:
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Create your own fund to support the causes you care about.
Check out the latest on our blog.

ECF Grants:
Young Edmonton Grants – Due February 15th 
Look ahead to next year’s Student Awards.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Phot Credit: Tim Campbell, Edmonton Radial Railway Society
Find out more about Streetcar Edmonton 33.

The music featured in the Trailheads special series is called Cut and Run by Kevin MacLeod.
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3576-cut-and-run

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 83 – Santas Anonymous

On this episode, Jocelyne Roberts tells us about how the amazing volunteers at 630 Ched Santas Anonymous helped her feel valued when she was younger. And we talk with Janine Foote, Marketing Communication’s Manager at Santas Anonymous about what it takes to deliver thousands of toys to children in low income homes each year.

Links:
Find out more about 630 Ched Santas Anonymous.
See where you can donate toys.
Or, if things are tight this year, reach out to them for assistance.
Check out their volunteers opportunities.
Read about their endowment fund.

ECF Happenings:
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Check out the latest on our blog.

ECF Grants:
ECF Community Grants – Due December 1st
Look ahead to next year’s Student Awards.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

The music featured in the Santas Anonymous story is Jingle Bells by Podington Bear from Free Music Archive.

Episode 82: Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 3

In part 3 of Trailheads, Julian Faid explores the history and impact of car culture on Edmonton.

In the first half of the episode Julian is joined by Ashley Salvador, a city planner and president and founder of Canada Backyard Housing Association. Ashley walks us through the automobile’s contentious rise to prevalence through the 1920s, the automobile industry’s campaign to crown the car as king of the road, and whether the industry’s promise that cars provide drivers freedom actually holds up.

Then we’re joined by Julie Kusiek, president of the Queen Alexandra Community League. Julie was at the forefront of pushing the City to re-evaluate its community neighbourhood renewal process. She is also a driving force behind the City’s continuing efforts to make streets safer through lower speed limits.

We hope you enjoy.

Links:
Meet guest producer, Julian Faid.
Connect with Ashley Salvador.
Learn more about the Tomorrow Foundation and YEGarden Suites, Check the City of Edmonton’s Vision Zero initiative.
Learn more about #YEGCoreZone.
Want more? Here are some of the articles and studies we found:
* Info Graphic:2018 Edmonton and Area Traffic Safety Culture Survey
* Full Report: 2018 Edmonton and Area Traffic Safety Culture Survey
* City of Edmonton Collision Statistics
* Study: “Understanding Economic and Businesss Impacts of Street Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility: A Multi-City Multi-Approach Exploration”
* Article: “Own a Car? You won’t believe how much that’s costing you every year”
* Article: “Closing the Streets to Cars: Bad for Business? False”
* Thesis: “What is the Economic Contribution of Cyclists Compared to Car Drivers in Inner Suburban Melbourne’s Shopping Strips?”
* Study: “Consumer Behavior and Travel Choices: A Focus on Cyclists and Pedestrians”

ECF Happenings:
Check out our WillsWeek Sessions on YouTube.
Take a look at our 2020 Vital Signs report all about Millennials.
Nerd out with Vital Signs sources and previous reports.
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Check out the latest on our blog.

ECF Grants:
ECF Community Grants – Due December 1st
Look ahead to next year’s Student Awards.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Photo Credit: City of Edmonton Archives EA-600-4608e_141

The music featured in the Trailheads special series is called Cut and Run by Kevin MacLeod.
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3576-cut-and-run

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/